Democrat Los Angeles mayor candidate, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, says 2 guns stolen from home

She said two firearms were stolen, but cash, electronics and other valuables were not.

Updated: September 11, 2022 - 3:14pm

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California Democrat Rep. Karen Bass, who is running for Los Angeles mayor, said she had two guns stolen from her home when it was broken into Friday night.

Bass said she called the Los Angeles Police Department after coming home to find that her home had been burglarized.

"At this time, it appears that only two firearms, despite being safely and securely stored, were stolen. Cash, electronics and other valuables were not. It's unnerving and, unfortunately, it's something that far too many Angelenos have faced," Bass said, according to Politico.

Bass, who lives in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Vista, legally registered the firearms but never sought a permit to carry, her communications director Sarah Leonard Sheahan told the Los Angeles Times.

Law enforcement described the suspect as a 5-foot, 9-inch Hispanic male, weighing 200 pounds.

During a debate earlier this year, Bass rated how safe she feels in her neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10.

"I do feel safe. I would say a 10," Bass said at the time. "I feel safe, but I do understand that a lot of people around the city do not feel safe, and I respect that."

Overall crime is up 4.8% in Los Angeles so far this year compared to 2021.

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